Could Israeli Attack on Iran Pull US into New War?

By: AP
By: AP

A form of enriched uranium known as "Yellowcake" is seen in a nuclear facility in Natanz, Iran. Yellowcake is used in fabricating fuel for nuclear reactors, according to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

WASHINGTON (AP) -- If Israeli were to make a pre-emptive attack
on Iran's nuclear sites, it could draw the U.S. into a new Mideast

That's a prospect dreaded by a war-weary Pentagon because it
could mean pressing into service the top tier of American firepower
-- warplanes, warships and special operations forces.

The outcome would be unpredictable in one of the world's most
volatile regions.

An armed clash with Iran is far from certain. Diplomacy backed
by increasingly tough economic penalties is still seen by many as
worth pursuing.

But Israel worries that Iran soon could reach a point where
enough of its nuclear materials are beyond the reach of Israeli air
power and Tehran could not be stopped -- or perhaps could be stopped only by America's superior firepower.

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  • by Anonymous on Feb 26, 2012 at 11:42 AM
    Well if they attack Iran, we will also be at war with Iran, because we have vowed to stand by Israel.We wouldn't be in this alone. People that are volatile do not need a nuclear weapon.Instead of using their nuclear power for electricity they want to control things around the rest of the world. We only want peace and for neighbors to leave neighbors alone.Some people can't abide without causing some kind of conflict.
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